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Tutorial: CGuy's 2.42 Splash Screen Entry


splash_template_242.jpgClayton Sandham (CGuy) has made a tutorial for us to show how he produced his 2.42 splash screen contest entry.  Not only is the image geometrically stunning, but it uses the array modifier and YafRay to make it happen.

You can find the tutorial here.

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  1. tutorial time = 30 minutes? maybe for a monkey randomly banging the keys, but really it only takes 10 at the most, even for a hardcore n00b. great tut though!

  2. One question. Even though I don't consider myself a noob anymore I couldn't figure out what he meant by 'Add an empty' before adding the array modifier. An empty what??? An empty vertex? Any help would be appreciated.

  3. Help! My figure 07 looks like a jumble of cubes and not the neat repetition that you have. Definitely not taking me the 10 mins of hardcore noob... The array modifier step seems to really be throwing me off although I believe I'm executing correctly. When you say 'Select all of the cubes and join then together', are you joining just the 8 outer cubes or literally all the cubes? Not that it matters (since I get a jumble either way), but its something that I thought wasn't clear.

  4. @Marko
    I think I might know what the deal is. It has to do with the orientation of your Empty. The short answer is that your Empty needs to have it's axis match the view. You can do this by selecting the Empty and then using ALT+R to clear the rotation of the Empty.

    P.S., you need to CTRL+J (Join) *all* the cubes after they are moved into position

  5. Clear Rotation (ALT+R) worked! I just can't understand why the empty wouldn't have the correct orientation since I added it when in Front view as instructed. Is there some setting that I don't have in my configuration (since I'm only using the default configuration at present) that would pertain to this?.

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